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Alison Lundergan Grimes: Rand Paul Can’t Run for President and Senate

Kentucky democratic senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, left, addresses a group of supporters during a rally in Elizabethtown, Ky., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Kentucky democratic senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, left, addresses a group of supporters during a rally in Elizabethtown, Ky., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

 

(Politico) – Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state, is threatening to take Rand Paul to court to block him from running simultaneously for president and reelection to the Senate in 2016.

In her first television interview since Sen. Mitch McConnell routed her by 15 points last month, the Democratic Senate nominee declared that she will not be “bullied” by Paul, who is a heavy favorite to win a second Senate term if he’s allowed to stay on the ballot.

“The law is clear,” Grimes told WHAS-TV in Louisville. “You can’t be on the ballot twice for two offices.”

“We’ll look to the court for any guidance that is needed,” she added. “And at the end of the day, we’re not going to be bullied.”

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